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Social Studies Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction (SSACI)

The Social Studies Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction (SSACI) collaborative, facilitated by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), consists of social studies experts, assessment experts, and state department of education professionals. The SSACI collaborative allows education agencies to draw from a large pool of experience that is not available when a state confronts challenges alone.  

SSACI Collaborative Advisor: Kathy Swan

Kathy Swan is an associate professor of social studies education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Kentucky. Since joining the faculty in 2004, she has been a four-time recipient of the National Technology Leadership Award in Social Studies Education. Swan innovates with web-based interactive technology curriculum including the Historical Scene Investigation Project, the Digital Directors GuildDigital Docs in a Box and Econocast. Her research has appeared in the International Journal of Social Education, and the Journal of Research on Technology in Education and has been supported by grants from Library of Congress, the Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation and the Teach American History program. She is the co-editor of Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education-Social Studies.

2013-14 State Members:

Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, and Wyoming

2013-14 Associate Members:

CTB/McGraw-Hill and Pearson

2013-14 Affiliates Members:

L.A .County